- French fuel shortages improve as hints of compromise emerge Updated: May-28-16 5:58 pm
PARIS - France's nationwide fuel shortages - the consequence of a bare-knuckle dispute over labor reforms which have pit militant unions against the government - are easing amid signs that both sides may be seeking a compromise.
- Militants blow up Shell, Agip pipelines in Nigeria Updated: May-28-16 5:49 pm
WARRI, Nigeria - Militants blew up strategic gas and crude pipelines belonging to Shell and Agip on Saturday in an increasingly fierce campaign that has chopped Nigeria's oil production in half, militants and residents said.
- Report examine worst-case spills from proposed oil terminal Updated: May-28-16 2:57 pm
VANCOUVER, Washington - A new report from the state Attorney General's Office says an oil train or tanker accident in the Columbia River could cause more than $170 million in environmental damages and could take decades to repair.
- Dominion loses $40M grant for wind pilot program Updated: May-28-16 12:46 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Dominion Virginia Power has lost a $40 million federal grant for its offshore wind pilot program.
- Huge transport plane waiting for cargo in La Crosse Updated: May-28-16 12:40 pm
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - One of the world's largest airplanes is sitting on the tarmac in La Crosse waiting for a giant load of cargo.
- Oklahoma Legislature closes $1.3B gap, finishes 2016 session Updated: May-28-16 10:33 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Facing a historic $1.3 billion hole in the budget at the start of the year, the state Legislature managed to close the gap through a combination of agency cuts, tax credit reforms, fee increases and the use of one-time funding sources, including bonds.
- 2 more Whirlpool plants in Ohio installing wind turbines Updated: May-28-16 9:38 am
OTTAWA, Ohio - Whirlpool Corp. says it's installing wind turbines to help power two more of its factories in Ohio.
- Odors force closure of school in Natrona County Updated: May-27-16 11:11 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - A school in Natrona County has been closed down because of chemical odors thought to be coming from a nearby oil field.
- Agency: Measure would put most of state off-limits to wells Updated: May-27-16 8:18 pm
DENVER - A proposal to require new oil and gas wells to be at least 2,500 feet from homes and schools in Colorado would leave 90 percent of the state off-limits to future drilling, regulators said Friday.
- Boom is alive in North Dakota, but now it's about babies Updated: May-27-16 7:05 pm
DICKINSON, North Dakota - The North Dakota oil patch is experiencing a baby boom.
- Iowa Indian burial site possibility stalls oil pipeline Updated: May-27-16 4:59 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The possibility of an American Indian burial site in northwest Iowa may require relocation of a crude oil pipeline route and delay the beginning of construction in Iowa, the only one of four states where work hasn't begun.
- Stocks rise to wrap up a strong week as banks move higher Updated: May-27-16 4:50 pm
NEW YORK - Stocks rose Friday to wrap up their strongest week in almost three months. Banks gained ground after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank intends to keep raising interest rates provided the economy continues to improve.
- University of Maine offshore wind project gets grant boost Updated: May-27-16 4:27 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - An offshore wind power pilot project led by the University of Maine is back in the running for a major federal grant, officials said Friday.
- Recalls this week: spill-proof cups, water heaters Updated: May-27-16 2:39 pm
More than 3 million spill-proof cups for children are being recalled because of mold development risk, with more than 3,000 reported cases already. Other recalled consumer products include faulty water heaters and mattress pads.
- Folk singer wrote 26 songs promoting Columbia River and dams Updated: May-27-16 1:04 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Before Macklemore or Nirvana, this land was Woody Guthrie's land.
- Lake Erie wind farm gets $40M federal construction grant Updated: May-27-16 12:35 pm
CLEVELAND - Officials say a planned wind-farm project in Lake Erie has received a $40 million federal grant for construction costs.
- Hercules Offshore strikes deal with lenders Updated: May-27-16 12:29 pm
NEW YORK - Oilfield services company Hercules Offshore has worked out an agreement with lenders before it seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the second time will have done so in less than year.
- Gulfport hospital receives $2.3 million FEMA grant Updated: May-27-16 10:49 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - Memorial Hospital in Gulfport is getting more than $2 million to expand its electrical generator capacity ahead of hurricane season.
- Western Maryland town of Friendsville proposes fracking ban Updated: May-27-16 10:36 am
FRIENDSVILLE, Maryland - The western Maryland town of Friendsville is proposing a ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas within its jurisdiction.
- UN agency reports Iranian has complied with nuclear deal Updated: May-27-16 9:22 am
VIENNA - Iran has corrected one violation of its landmark nuclear deal with six world powers and is honoring all other major obligations, the U.N. atomic energy agency reported Friday.
- Fewer but taller wind turbines proposed for Kahuku Updated: May-27-16 8:46 am
HONOLULU - The developer of a proposed wind farm on Oahu has unveiled a new plan for the project that calls for fewer, but taller turbines.
- French protesters disrupt airport; gas shortages ease Updated: May-27-16 8:32 am
PARIS - Union activists disrupted the Marseille airport Friday and halted activity at half of the country's oil refineries in protests over changes to France's labor system, but nationwide gasoline shortages eased slightly after government intervention.
- Colorado governor's book raises Clinton veep speculation Updated: May-27-16 8:30 am
DENVER - John Hickenlooper, Colorado's term-limited Democratic governor, released a candid autobiography and is doing the book talk rounds this week, reviving speculation that he is positioning himself to join Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign ticket.
- South Sudan: Army major arrested allegedly smuggling ivory Updated: May-27-16 8:04 am
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan authorities arrested an army major and a Chinese oil worker for allegedly trafficking elephant ivory and endangered pangolin meat through the country's Paloich oil fields.
- Spain gets EU consent to spend $2.4BN on shutting coal mines Updated: May-27-16 6:20 am
MADRID - Spain has won approval from European authorities to spend 2.13 billion euros ($2.4 billion) on the closure of 26 coal mines by 2018.